A slip and fall injury is where someone slips or trips resulting in an injury on someone else’s property. Slip and fall injuries can occur anywhere both indoors and outdoors. Whether the slip and fall occurred in a mall or at a friend’s house, the property owner may be held liable for the injury. Slip and fall accidents can be caused by several reasons. Some common slip and fall reasons include the following: Continue reading.
A cool, refreshing swimming pool is ideal in this summertime heat. However, fun at the pool can stop as quickly as it began. It takes a matter of seconds for a swimming pool injury to happen resulting in non-fatal injuries to fatal. Owners of the public swimming pool have the responsibility to maintain the pool area and warn against potential risks. Even though public swimming pools are heavily regulated, they could still be held liable for injuries if proven they violated the rules set forth by the state. A pool is considered part of the property where it is located and premises liability rules may apply in a swimming pool lawsuit. Continue reading.
Whether due to deteriorating health, or the need for assistance and added support, elderly individuals move into long-term care facilities each year across the United States. For family members, the decision to place a loved one into a nursing home is difficult, even if they are convinced that it’s the right choice. Thus, imagine the devastation when a loved one’s family realizes that they have experienced abuse and/or neglect. According to Nursing Home Abuse Justice, sons, daughters and grandchildren, including seniors themselves, often assume that high standards of attention, care and treatment will be met with professionalism and compassion.
As more and more South Carolinians move to dense, urban areas where they can bike to work and other events, there are rising safety problems that are evidenced in crash data. Palmetto Cycling Coalition (PCC) provides detailed reports, including safety statistics and other analytical information. The following counties exhibited the highest bike crash rates (relative to population): Charleston, Horry, Greenville, Beaufort, Berkeley, Spartanburg, Florence, Dorchester, Richland and Sumter. Continue reading.
While the coastal region of the Palmetto state is filled with ideal locations to visit and perhaps live, the low-lying areas make mold and wood rot a growing concern. Unfortunately, mold and wood rot thrive in dark places containing unseasoned lumbar and a high level of moisture. Continue reading.
There’s no doubt that the benefits of pesticides are well recognized, as they provide protection for much of today’s food supply, while controlling certain diseases. As such, pesticides (or a mix of several) are used to destroy or mitigate pests such as insects, rodents, fungi and weeds. While their usage remains widespread across the U.S. for both occupational and conventional purposes, no form of pest control using pesticides is perfectly safe, as explained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading.
While cool temperatures continue to linger throughout the Southeast, there’s no question that many families are already planning a summer full of fun along the coast. Whether you’re one to sit on the beach for hours, go deep-sea fishing or catch the latest wave of sporting activities on the water, it’s important to exercise caution if you choose to participate in popular commercial water sports such as parasailing. Continue reading.
When it comes to alcohol-related accidents, every state handles liability differently. While a claim can be made against a drunk driver that has caused an accident, for instance, a separate claim can be established against the bar or liquor store that provided or sold alcohol to the intoxicated driver prior to the crash. A Dram Shop Law allows this type of claim in South Carolina, as explained by NOLO. Even so, there is not a specific statute for a dram shop claim in the state. These claims have been authorized through the years from decisions handed down by South Carolina’s Supreme Court. Continue reading.
Given its beautiful scenery and lush, coastal properties, South Carolina continues to be a popular vacation destination and haven for individuals and families. Yet, imagine the frustration of purchasing a home and later discovering signs of termite damage. What’s more, suppose that a previous owner concealed evidence of termites, or that a termite inspection company failed in detecting the damage during the inspection. What are your rights when termite damage to your home has not been disclosed? Continue reading.
Whether homeowners have purchased a home through a re-sale, or if their home was newly constructed, imagine the frustration when they notice a leaking window, misalignments in the window frame, loose gaskets or other physical damages. The hard reality when it comes to construction-type defects is that they may go unattended and unnoticed for some time, and a thorough inspection doesn’t always uncover potential damages. Even so, homeowners shouldn’t have to shoulder the heavy burden of costs and repairs. As an experienced voice for your defective windows claim, Attorney Taylor Anderson provides insight into the legal remedies available to you. Continue reading.